The announcement of Qtagg’s addition of a CII mode to EcoPilot has gathered attention in the maritime industry media.
EcoPilot is already an established voyage optimization system, used to save fuel and ensure on-time-arrival through optimized and automated propulsion control. It uses real-time weather data, sea state and ship data to calculate and execute optimal eco-driving for the selected target value.
The CII mode is a new control mode that allows the captain to specify a CII value for the voyage. The system calculates the optimal propulsion plan for the CII target value, with expected arrival time and fuel consumption, based on current conditions and forecasts. Once confirmed by the captain, EcoPilot will execute the propulsion plan with automatic adjustments during the voyage.
This is what the industry media has to say about the new CII mode: